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McLaren dealership set to open near Glasgow

Pity I haven’t managed to make a spare million or two, otherwise I might be heading back to Park’s of Hamilton, which will be the site of McLaren’s Scottish outlet.

I had a classic BMW for a few years (while the car was fine, it was built in the years when the bodies were being built of some of the worst steel ever to come out of Germany, and you could almost see it rotting), and the guy in the Parts Department was a gentleman, and was able to get me any parts I needed, and even search through all the microfiche diagrams to find obscure items I needed, no matter how long it took. And I might add that many of these bits cost only pennies.

Sadly, although I could rebuild many parts, having the floorpan and chassis turn to dust was not (looking at the road from inside the car seemed to be a bad idea) and it eventually had to go.

While I expect the staff to be as helpful, I doubt there will be many, if any, parts that can be obtained for pennies once the new McLaren dealership has opened:

McLaren Automotive continues to expand the global network of retailers with the announcement that the brand is to open in Scotland later this year. McLaren Glasgow will become the fourth location in the UK – joining London, Birmingham and Manchester – and will offer the full range of high performance sportscars from the Woking-based manufacturer including the recently launched McLaren 650S Coupe and 650S Spider.

McLaren Glasgow will be operated by Park’s Motor Group, located close to Glasgow city centre, and a short drive from Edinburgh, on the prestigious and well known Bothwell Road in Hamilton. The site has easy access to cover the sales and servicing needs, situated close to junctions 5 and 6 on the M74 motorway. Construction of the state-of-the-art showroom will be completed end of the year and official opening is planned for December. Park’s Motor Group will provide a temporary facility for sales and aftersales from the end of May.

Commenting on the appointment, Ross Park, Director at Park’s Motor Group explained: “We are really excited and proud to join the McLaren family and represent the brand in Scotland. As a company, we share the same brand values and goals as McLaren, striving to offer our customers the best in terms of service and expertise, and will use the experience and knowledge we have to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction.”

David Brimson, European Director for McLaren Automotive added: ‘The addition of McLaren Glasgow to the retail network is another key step in our growth plan in Europe. Park’s Motor Group are joining us with strong knowledge and experience and is a leading name in the luxury cars market.”

The appointment of McLaren Glasgow marks the 19th retailer for McLaren Automotive in Europe. McLaren is present in 11 countries across the region with locations in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Monaco, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

Via: McLAREN AUTOMOTIVE CONFIRMS LATEST RETAIL LOCATION TO OPEN IN SCOTLAND : McLaren Automotive Media Centre

McLaren 650S

McLaren 650S (McLaren media release)

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May 9, 2014 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,

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